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Redfish Purple Spotty Mark On Earlobe
My son has purple circular spots in his ear and they r spreading up onto his scalp as time goes by? Help.
See your doc: Describing dermatologic phenomenon is an exercise in futility. I would take him in and have these looked at. There are a number of innocent possibilities, and a few not so innocent, but a trained professional can identify them readily. ...Read more
Hello, I just noticed today that I have 4-8 circular purple spots on my right ear, but it doesn't hurt & no pain. Should I go to the doctor?
I notice that my husband has a small purple spot on his earlobe. Should this be of concern........or is it a hickey.?
Purple spot: If it is a single small purple spot it is likely a type of benign nevus or hemangioma. A hickey would generally be at least 2-3 cm in diameter, and that is not "small" by dermatologic standards. If it gets larger, changes colors, etc, it should be examined and possibly biopsied by a physician. ...Read more
No: No nodule? No pain? No itching? No skin irregularity? No trauma? The ENT doctors can add to this. I do not know the cause of your your purple earlobe. From an acupuncture standpoint, it may result from stagnant energy and blood. The ear is considered a microsystem which reflects the health of the body. Lesions on the ear often correspond to illness in specific areas or organs of the body. A medical acupuncturist can use a point finder to locate a specific point or points on your ear that are indicative of lack of health in the corresponding part of your body. It is remarkable how accurate aricular acupuncture can be. There are many doctors (md's and do's) in the United States who practice acupuncture. The practice of acupuncture has spread from both asia and europe to the us. ...Read more
My two ear old's earlobe was red and swollen for two weeks and now it turned purple with a small grey/pale area in the middle. What can this be?
See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
See below: Inclusion cysts are common in earlobe. Occasionally they get infected. See ENT doctor for treatment. ...Read more
I have a bruise and a knot under the skin on my earlobe. It is sore. I am not sure what it could be. It is reddish purple color and it is swollen?
3yr old has a chesty cough, headache behind right eye for 4 days and has a small purple mark (like a bruise) on front of earlobe. Its not spreading?
INFECTION: This can be drom ear and / or mastoid infection with lung problem from infection. Seek pcp or pediatrician asap. ...Read more
Multicolored ear lob: Your husband may have traumatized his ear lobe giving it, its purple red color. ...Read more
See a doctor: The doctor can look with an otoscope and see what you are describing. Acne pustules can occur in that area and she will be able to prescribe medication for you. If it is an abscess your doctor will be able to incise and drain the pus as well as start you on medication. If it is hair that grew backwards she will be able to treat the folliculitis and possibly drain the pus.. ...Read more
See your doctor: See your doctor for an exam of the ear to determine the cause. ...Read more
I was hit in the ear yesterday now my ear has turned a purple color. Iam am icing it about every hour is their any thing else I should do?
I hit my ear and now it hurts really bad and it's turning purple from the top. Is that bad? What should I do?
My ear got pierced two days ago and it now has a purple ring around it. I really don't want it to close up. Is it the marker they used to dot it?
Exam necessary: It is hard to say what is causing this purple ring without examining it. It could be from the marker or from bleeding and a possible infection. I suggest you have your ear examined at a clinic as soon as possible to be on the safe side. Treatment may be necessary. ...Read more
My head feels soft and mushy plus bumps are appearing and it feels like somethings in there crawling. Plus my left ear turns purple every now n then?
Bumps on head: MAY be sebaceous cysts, which are common on head, neck, and shoulders. You need to see your doctor to be certain. Peace and good health. ...Read more
From the front of the ear it looks like I have a shallow purple dent but when you feel it it's like a hard bead under the skin that hurts when touched?
May: Be a small lymph node. If no obvious infection, do not touch. If any obvious infection get antibiotics. ...Read more
Lump behind ear: This may be a cutaneous or subcutaneous lesion. If it's purple, it may be a vascular lesion. However, with limited information and no ability to examine the area, further guidance is difficult. See your primary care doctor and get referred to an ENT surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more
I ate large quantity of beets and my urine turned purple for a day. I just noticed purple ear wax on my headphones. Is that even possible?
Way cool!: So, tried answering question earlier, but had tech error. "Beeturia, " the change in your urine, is common. Since the dye from the beet travels through your entire bloodstream, it makes total sense you would secrete it in new earwax. Then I thought, "wow, what would it do to the brain? " So I net surfed & found that's exactly how the blood-brain barrier was discovered! The dye can't penetrate it! ...Read more
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Evaluation: He should see his pediatrician to remove the wax and evaluate the ear to find the cause so be treated. ...Read more
Strange bright purple annular lesion behind ear about size of a nickel, regular skin in middle. Slightly elevated. No pain or itching. Ideas?
Evaluation: See an ENT doc or dermatologist for exam, probably biopsy. ...Read more
I had otoplasty last thursday and now my ear skin (not the shape) lookslike it's dead. Turned black purple and red. Is it because of the headband?
Dead skin: Go to your md it could be bruising infection and less frequent dead skin. ...Read more
I have a lump behind my ear for two weeks now. It's painless. Now it has turned a little purple which I'm assuming is because I have blood trapped und?
See PCP: It is likely nothing significant, but I would suggest having your PCP look at it. ...Read more
17 month old said ear was hurting before nap. Woke up and said it didn't hurt anymore. Just discovered what looks like a purple and black bruise along?
I have a painful purple bump the size of a very large pimple in my ear near the cartilage. What could this possibly be?
Painful=infection: It may have started a an obstructed pore/follicle now infected...skin discoloration and painful lesion may be indicative of MRSA cellulitis/abscess formation...get seen by doctor the may decide to open it drain it and culture the discharge to identify the bacteria...good luck ...Read more
Found little spider veins on ear lobes. 52 yoa. No pattern not many but they are there, purple. Maybe a few elsewhere.. Is this normal?
Purple ear lobes & in the face plus swelling & purple lips with the viens showing in the face as well. Is this because of drinking to much liquor?
Just discovered toddler top of ear and towards back is very bruised looking- its bright red, purple and black. Didn't hurt it that I know. Doesn't hurt?
Probably a bruise: Toddlers have a high tolerance for pain and are constantly injuring themselves so he may not have noticed a bruised ear. If you have any suspicions that he may have been abused or if the marks do not fade you take him to your physician. ...Read more